|NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION HAS SOLD DICK WOLF'S HIT DRAMA "LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT" IN MORE THAN 85% OF THE U.S. |
First Hit Off-Network Crime Drama Available To Local Broadcasters on Weekday Basis In More Than Decade
New Markets Include Columbus, Denver, Atlanta & More
UNIVERSAL CITY, CAFebruary, 5, 2007NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold Dick Wolf's hit crime drama series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in more than 85% of the U.S. for Monday-through-Friday airings in national syndication starting in fall 2007, it was announced today by Sean O'Boyle, Senior Vice President & General Sales Manager, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
The hit NBC series, which is a Wolf Films production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio and Emmy-winner Wolf's third installment of the "Law and Order" brand, is the first off-network crime drama to be sold to local broadcasters on a weekday basis in more than a decade.
New markets for the weekday syndication run include NBC affiliate WCMH-TV Columbus, Fox affiliate KDVR-TV Denver, CW affiliate WUPA-TV Atlanta and WNDY-TV/WISH-TV Indianapolis.
It was previously announced that "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" had been sold to the Fox owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other Fox owned stations in major markets, as well to local stations from broadcast groups Sunbeam, Hubbard, Scripps, Media General and Sinclair.
"Local broadcasters across the country are truly excited about the unique opportunity to have a top-tier off-network procedural drama on their stations on a Monday-through-Friday basis," says NBC Universal's O'Boyle.
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which is currently in its sixth season on NBC, continues to be one of network television's premier dramas. The series takes viewers into the minds of its criminals, while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth) and his new partner, Detective Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson), make up the Major Case Squad alongside long-time partners Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe). The two Major Case Squad detective teams will split the caseloads week to week.
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is a Wolf Films production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio and is Dick Wolf's third installment of the "Law and Order" brand. Wolf, Warren Leight and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and the upcoming new series with Steve Wilkos. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of The Office, House, Monk, the Law & Order series and much more.